Ah, Mother’s Day, the day of the year we have the best opportunity to tell those special women in our lives just how much we care about them, whether they be our mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, or friends. One of my favorite holidays of the year. When I think of my own dear mother, I think about note cards, post cards, and thank you cards. Any type of card, because Mom loves sending out cards.
So today’s post is all about the cards. Note cards, gift cards and postcards of Italian Frescoed Paintings that you can print out for any occasion.
Beautiful Postcards for any Occasion
7 different frescoes straight from Italy! Wrap a ribbon around these and you have yourself a thoughtful, beautiful, and inexpensive gift for someone you love.
INSTRUCTIONS: All you have to do is right click on each image you want to use, select “save link as” and save the picture to your PC or Mac, then open the folder where you saved the photos(s). Then, in that folder, right click on each image and select “print”. In the dialog that comes up, make sure NOT to select the box that says to “fit image to the page” or “fit picture to frame”, select “2 copies of each picture”, and select the “4 x 6 (2)” image size. Put card stock in your color printer, select “best” image quality, and you will print two copies of the selected postcard on each page. Printing instructions may vary somewhat for Apple Mac computers or older Windows PC’s.
After trimming off the excess white card stock, turn the card over to the white side, and draw a vertical line just off-center and to the right, to make it look like a postcard, as shown above. Voila, you have yourself a postcard.
Collage of Mini Note Cards or Gift Tags
If you are like me, you need little gift tags for many occasions. How nice to have a stack of beautiful and custom tags already on hand. Just use a hole punch and thread string or ribbon to attach to gift! For the image just below, follow the general instructions above for postcards to print this page out out, but instead select an 8×10 size and only print “1 copy of each picture” to print this collage onto the cardstock. Cut the photos apart to create individual gift tags.
Fresco Prints for Traditional Notecards
Print the image above on a regular size piece of card stock (see instructions for post cards above), but check to print as an 8” x 10” and only print 1 copy of the picture. The cut cards will each come out as a 5¼“ x 4” size. I used double-sided tape to adhere the photo to a traditional folded white card measuring “8½ x 5¼” before it was folded in half. This size note card will fit inside the “regular size invitation envelopes” you can buy at any office supply store.
I estimated it costs about 10 cents to color print one of these pages. Of course, if you don’t have a color printer, you could print as black and white cards, have them printed up as photos, or print them at your local printing shop. At any rate, without spending much money, and just a little effort, you can give someone you care about a gift this Mother’s Day! In this case, it truly is the thought that counts. Right!
And a very Happy Mother’s Day to all you beautiful women out there, mother or not. You add essential and vibrant color to those whose lives you touch! Sending happy thoughts and love your way :)
PLEASE NOTE: I am giving you permission to print the images in this post for your own personal use. These are my own images, and not to be used for resale or commercial purposes.